|Digital Tipping Point: Ian Lynch, UK open source education visionary 01 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment featuers Ian Lynch, one of the main moving forces behind free open source software and open standards in the UK. Ian has been influential in bringing free open source software to the UK schools, and his INGOTs program for teaching computer use is revolutionizing the use of computers in the classroom around the world...
Keywords: Ian Lynch; Lynch, Ian; United Kingdom; England; INGOTs; DIY and freedom; culture of DIY with open source; schools and open source; children and open source; culture of dependency with proprietary software; Birmingham, UK; Townworth, UK; DIY Becoming More Commonplace; learning to learn; peer review; meritocracy; Christensen, Clayton; Clayton Christensen; game consoles
|Digital Tipping Point: Amy Wohl, e-market maven 07 (2005) - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Amy Wohl talks about how OpenOffice.org is disrupting Microsoft. This is really one of Amy's most interesting segments, which is saying a lot, because IMHO, Amy really has the ability to convey complex ideas in an elegantly simple way. She points out that OpenOffice.org is an example of a why it is relatively expensive to move to many free open source software packages...
Keywords: Amy Wohl; Wohl, Amy; OpenOffice.org; OpenOffice.org as a replacement for Microsoft Office; Cost of open source software; cost of Microsoft Windows; buying hierachy, cost of acquisition; training costs; DIY becoming more commonplace; consumers learning to learn; changing software meta-habits; changing technology, changing culture; cramming; cramming, Microsoft and SaaS